Happy Saturday! It’s a beautiful day here on the East Coast and I’m hoping your day is a good one as well. I have a fun fold for you today – a tri-fold – you could maybe call it a cascade tri fold . It’s our grandsons 21st birthday today. Nothing like a grandchilds birthday to make me feel O-L-D! But then I figure – age is all in the head…besides, I’m doing some good things and age just doesn’t really matter.

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This card is loaded with Designer Series Paper and very little card stock and it feels good in the hand – not flimsy. The base is In The Woods DSP cut 12 x 5 1/2, scored on the long side at 4 & 8, then burnished & folded mountain, valley. I then marked the front panel 1 1/2″ down from the top on the far left end and trimmed with my paper trimmer from the mark to the 2nd fold. This creates the cascade look. I then decorated each of the panels, inside & out. I used In The Wild DSP as the true focal point – it’s masculine and colorful. Since I do not have the dies for these beautiful creatures, I fussy cut a few and set them aside to add as necessary.

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Panel 2 got a layer of this beautiful In The Wild DSP cut 3 15/16 x 5 1/2. I adhered it, then placed the card in my trimmer and trimmed off the top edge.

.Panel 3 actually got some card stock… 3 15/16 x 4 1/4 Basic White adhered in place. I added one of the beautiful creatures with liquid glue, making certain it did not show when the card was closed. I then stamped the word HAPPY using the Biggest Wish stamp set and Crushed Curry ink. I die cut the numbers 21 using scrap from the In The Wild DSP and the Playful Alphabet Dies. ((TIP: for strength of the numbers & balloon, I adhered some basic White to the DSP then die cut or punched as necessary.) I added the numbers with liquid glue. The balloon… is punched using the Balloon Punch, which is a retired item. I do have a die for a balloon but this punch was handy. First I cut a short length of Linen Thread and held it in place on the back of the balloon with a couple of dimensionals, then put it in place on the card.

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Now I finished the front panel. With the card closed I adhered this beautiful creature with liquid glue just on it’s lower portion. The reason the card is closed is because you don’t want it on beyond the card 🙂 I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink using the All Squared Away stamp set on a Basic White scrap and fussy cut it. I like the font on this. I used a stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers Dies and cut a panel of DSP (and yes, I did adhere Basic White to it before die cutting for strength.) I adhered the sentiment to this rectangle with liquid glue, then put dimensionals on the back and added it to the front of the card. I also added three Matte Black Dots.

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I turned the card over and decorated the back side – with more of the In The Wild DSP. And I added a small fusasy cut beautiful creature for fun. I used the same trick for trimming the angle of the panels as before – the paper trimmer. For the right panel I did have to do some fussy cutting around the animals.

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For the envelope I adhered more DSP from In The Wild DSP pack and then stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink from the All Squared Away stamp set. This is the perfect sentiment and again, I love the font.

So, what do you think? I wanted something bright but not gawdy, not too sophisticated (which this definitely is NOT), masculine and yet fun. For me, this fits the bill. Except for the numbers, this card could be used many ages – and I like that idea too.

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